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Table 7 Correlation between number of relapses and different brain stem, cerebellum volumetric MRI measurements

From: Cerebellum and brain stem volume loss in relapsing remission multiple sclerosis by MRI volumetry: relation to neurological disability score and number of relapses

Number of relapses
Variable R p
Medulla (cm3) − 0.402 0.009*
Pons (cm3) − 0.475 0.001*
Midbrain (cm3) − 0.213 0.132
Whole brain stem (cm3) − 0.657 < 0.001*
Left-cerebellum-white-matter (cm3) − 0.187 0.324
Left-cerebellum- grey matter (cm3) − 0.661 < 0.001*
Right-cerebellum-white-matter (cm3) − 0.303 0.102
Right-cerebellum-grey matter (cm3) − 0.655 < 0.001*
  1. r Spearman’s correlation
  2. *Statistically significant (p < 0.05)